Buridan's Ass
Fargo Season 1



Critic Ratings: 7
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Episode Info

Gus and Molly team up. Meanwhile, Malvo puts his master plan into motion.


Billy Bob Thornton
as Lorne Malvo
Martin Freeman
as Lester Nygaard
Colin Hanks
as Gus Grimly
Bob Odenkirk
as Deputy Bill Oswalt
Adam Goldberg
as Mr. Numbers
Allison Tolman
as Molly Solverson
Glenn Howerton
as Don Chumph
Joey King
as Greta Grimly
Joshua Close
as Chazz Nygaard
Kate Walsh
as Gina Hess
Oliver Platt
as Stavros Milos
Peter Breitmayer
as Lieutenant Schmidt
Rachel Blanchard
as Kitty Nygaard
Tom Musgrave
as Bo Munk
Rachel Keller
as Simone Gerhardt
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Critic Reviews for Buridan's Ass

It's a testament to the show that, with everything else that's going on, 'Buridan's Ass' manages to make Lester's temporary escape from the hospital and subsequent planting of evidence... more than just an ancillary incident to pass the time.

Oct 9, 2015 | Full Review…

The clever trick Fargo is pulling off is creating suspense and mystery even though viewers already know whodunit.

Oct 8, 2015 | Rating: 9.3/10 | Full Review…

Lester Nygaard continued his decent into a moral wasteland... in what was one of the most emotionally dark and visually pretty episodes of Fargo to date.

Oct 7, 2015 | Rating: 9.3/10 | Full Review…

Fargo Season 1 Episode 6 was an hour full of killing, manipulation, self-preservation and one quest to make good on a prior misdeed. Overall, the bad guys without remorse kept on winning.

Oct 7, 2015 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

There's a lot of Biblical and philosophical meat to chew on by now, but I have to admit that it makes my head hurt.

Oct 9, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Though the series has winked at the movie before... By all rights, the comparison should be wildly unflattering. But if any episode of the series has earned the right to do it, it's "Buridan's Ass."

Oct 7, 2015 | Full Review…

I can't believe this show made me feel so much for the character I had the least affection for in his last moments.

Oct 7, 2015 | Rating: A | Full Review…